Fresh off a trip to Miami, the reality star posted an Instagram photo Wednesday that shows 5-year-old North West soaking up the South Beach lifestyle on a yacht. The little girl — the eldest of Kardashian’s three children with husband Kanye West — happens to be wearing a neon-yellow bikini top in the snapshot.
The fluorescent look may be a nod to North’s influence in prompting her father to release glow-in-the-dark 350s, but some of Kardashian’s followers found the swimsuit “inappropriate” for a 5-year-old.
Mommy shamers soon flooded the KKW Beauty mogul’s comments, chiding her for putting North in a bikini.
“That swimsuit is a bit inappropriate for a little girl in my opinion!” complained one commenter.
“Why is your child showing that much skin?” read another comment. “I get that [it’s] a swimsuit but c’mon.”
“Aren’t kids that age supposed to wear one-pieces,” someone else remarked. “Just in terms of not letting your child be too grown. Like not letting them wear lipstick at that age either. It’s cute when they’re a baby but get a kid a one-piece. … It’s not Kim’s fault. She just doesn’t know.”
Some even accused Kardashian of sexualizing her child and subjecting her to online ogling by sharing the photo on social media.
“She can wear what she wants but posting this could maybe give wrong signals,” read one negative comment.
But Kardashian’s fans were quick to defend her, telling critics to stop judging her parenting. Many also said that mommy shamers were the ones sexualizing North.
“All those mom shamers always ready to attack,” a fan wrote. “Kim is with her daughter in a safe environment. I guess her kid is the only kid to ever wear a two-piece? Let the mom parent her kids and stop shaming moms.”
The criticism comes just months after Kardashian was slammed by some for letting North straighten her hair for her fifth birthday in June.
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